Friday, 16 November 2012

Top five maternity nightwear pieces to add to your Christmas wishlist - from budget to luxury

With the chilly winter nights making their presence known there's nothing more than we like to do than snuggle down on the sofa and in bed with some comfy nightwear.

With Christmas not so quietly creeping up on us and a huge range of maternity nightwear available, these items are perfect for adding to your Christmas list.

Go for a two piece pyjama set, which will stretch with your growing bump and perfect for those lazy days after the birth,  or opt for a nightdress, which can also be used for nursing your newborn.

We pick our top five pieces -  from the budget to the luxury - we hope Santa's been busy saving.

This nightdress from Tiffany Rose, is perfect for those who like more than a little luxury in their lives. A must have for any Christmas list.  Francesca Night Gown, £95.

We heart this simple, yet stylish Mauve maternity pyjamas, £35, Melba London

Keep you and bump stylishly warm over the winter with Blossom Mother and Child's Whoa! Mamma frills long pant maternity set, £92.

Go for cute and girly with this polka dot maternity nightdress, £15, La Redoute

Go right back to your childhood with these super cute Blooming Marvellous Winnie the Pooh maternity pyjamas, £26, Mothercare

Monday, 12 November 2012

Rent a maternity Christmas dress from Hire Expectations

With the Christmas party season not so quietly creeping up on us, many of us are already panicking about that perfect frock for that special occasion.

And it's a trickier situation for those who are pregnant.

Although there's a great range of party bump flattering frocks to choose from, sometimes we can't justify spending those pennies on a dress we may only wear a handful of times.

That's why we're more than a little bit excited about Hire Expectations.

The online boutique offers dozens of stylish maternity dresses to hire without the designer price tag.

Founded by twin sisters Pippa Capel and Robyn Mason, the site stocks dresses from ten leading labels including Crave, Isabella Oliver, Keungzai and Butter by Nadia. The range features pieces worn by celebrities including Sienna Miller, Amanda Holden and Naomi Watts.

Styles have been carefully selected to flatter a range of body shapes from the first signs of pregnancy right up until the due date, for occasions from a casual lunch to a formal black-tie event.

A range of designer breastfeeding dresses is also available, all tailored to allow discreet breastfeeding.

Dresses are available to hire for either 5 or 10 days. Rental prices start at just £25, letting women dress beautifully yet affordably throughout their pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.

See some of the frocks available for hire below.